My Brilliant Career Tickets
Melbourne, VIC

My Brilliant Career Tickets

Adapted by music theatre’s beloved pairing Mathew Frank and Dean Bryant alongside Sheridan Harbridge, with a cast led by Kala Gare (SIX), this world premiere is bursting with heart and the joy of a uniquely Australian story.
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My Brilliant Career Tickets

About My Brilliant Career

Sybylla Melvyn is finding her voice.

Growing up in the 90s – the 1890s, that is – life doesn’t throw a lot of options at a girl. But life didn’t reckon on Sybylla. Forced to choose between romance and her own genius, her family and a future she defines, she’s decided she’s having it all.

Miles Franklin’s novel My Brilliant Career gets a bold new makeover that transforms one of the most enduring literary figures into a musical heroine for this very moment, with a live soundtrack that’s equal parts contemporary pop, folksy bush band and raucous pub rock. An adaption with edge, this re-imagining captures the playful and effervescent spirit of a young woman ready to take on the world.

A live theatre experience sure to blow the ceiling off, My Brilliant Career is led by the phenomenal Kala Gare (SIX) with an ensemble cast of actor/musicians including Cameron Bajraktarevic-Hayward, Lincoln Elliot, Victoria Falconer, Raj Labade, Drew Livingstone, HaNy Lee, Ana Mitsikas, Christina O'Neill, and Jarrad Payne. The fresh take on a literary classic has been adapted by music theatre’s beloved Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank alongside Sheridan Harbridge, directed by MTC's Artistic Director Anne-Louise Sarks, with Set & Costumes by Olivier award-winning Marg Horwell.

Start date

7th November, 2024

End date

18th December, 2024




Ages 11+

Production note
Sexual References, References to death & dying, References to enslavement, Depiction of animal cruelty, References to alcoholism, References to suicide, Depictions of violence


Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

140 Southbank Blvd, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3006


Wheelchair access is via the front entrance on Southbank Boulevard. There are lifts to all levels. The foyer offer tables and chairs at wheelchair height, and a low bar service area.



BY TRAM: For routes travelling up and down St Kilda Road (1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72) you can alight at the Arts Centre stop and walk to Southbank Theatre. Route 1 goes down Southbank Boulevard, and stops on Sturt Street just outside Melbourne Recital Centre (located next to the Southbank Theatres).

BY TRAIN: Southbank Theatre is within easy distance of Flinders Street Station. After exiting the station, walked south down St Kilda Road.

BY CAR: Wilson Parking has multiple paid options available: Roverside Quay, Southgate, Eureka or Flingers Gate car parks. Please note, these are paid carparks.

More information about My Brilliant Career

"Kala Gare's power, vocal talent and charisma is undeniable" - Lilithia Reviews (SIX)

"Bryant and Frank are the brightest creative duo in Australian musical theatre" - The Age (Britney Spears: The Cabaret)

Based on the novel by: Miles Franklin

Book: Sheridan Harbridge & Dean Bryant

Music: Mathew Frank

Lyrics: Dean Bryant

Director: Anne-Louise Sarks

Musical Director: Victoria Falconer

Set & Costume designer: Marg Horwell

Assistant Set & Costume Designer: Savanna Wegman

Lighting Designer: Matt Scott

Choreographer: Amy Campbell

Orchestrator/Vocal Arranger: James Simpson

Cast: Kala Gare, Cameron Bajraktarevic-Hayward, Lincoln Elliott, Victoria Falconer, Raj Labade, Drew Livingstone, HaNy Lee, Ana Mitsikas, Christina O'Neill, Jarrad Payne

Frequently asked questions

Which theatre is My Brilliant Career at?

My Brilliant Career is at Melbourne's Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.

How much are tickets for My Brilliant Career?

My Brilliant Career tickets start at $92.

What is the age recommendation for My Brilliant Career?

Ages 11+

How do you get tickets for My Brilliant Career?

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